There are 7 ways to get from Malawi to South Africa by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Blantyre to Johannesburg  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Johannesburg (JNB) BLZ - JNB

$202 - $426

Cheapest option

Bus  •  33 h

  1. Take the bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg

$55 - $120

5 alternative options

Fly Lilongwe to Johannesburg  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Lilongwe (LLW) to Johannesburg (JNB) LLW - JNB

$202 - $448

Fly Blantyre to Pietermaritzburg  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) BLZ - PZB

$146 - $807

Fly Blantyre to East London  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to East London (ELS) BLZ - ELS

$271 - $814

Fly Blantyre to Durban  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Durban (DUR) BLZ - DUR

$242 - $752

Drive  •  19 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Blantyre to Johannesburg 1067.1 miles

$170 - $260

What companies run services between Malawi and South Africa?

South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Malawian Airlines fly from Blantyre to Benoni twice daily. Alternatively, InterCape operates a bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $120 and the journey takes 33 h. JR Choeu Express & Coaches also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Lilongwe to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Blantyre to Pietermaritzburg via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Blantyre to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Lilongwe to Johannesburg via Blantyre
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Blantyre to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Bus operators
InterCape
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Malawi to South Africa?

The distance between Malawi and South Africa is 1960 km. The road distance is 1707 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Malawi to South Africa?

The cheapest way to get from Malawi to South Africa is to bus which costs $55 - $120 and takes 33 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Malawi to South Africa?

The quickest way to get from Malawi to South Africa is to fly which takes 2 h 46 min and costs $200 - $430.

Is there a direct bus between Malawi and South Africa?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Blantyre and arriving at Johannesburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 h.

How long does it take to get from Malawi to South Africa?

It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Malawi to South Africa, including transfers.